Dimethyl cathate: synthesis and pharmacological investigation.

@article{Stein1989DimethylCS,
  title={Dimethyl cathate: synthesis and pharmacological investigation.},
  author={Michael L. Stein and P. Nencini},
  journal={Farmaco},
  year={1989},
  volume={44 10},
  pages={959-65}
}
Dimethyl cathate was synthesized through a reaction sequence starting from 3,4-pyridinedicarboxylic acid anhydride, and hydrolyzed to the not yet described cathic acid. Pharmacological screening procedures only showed a protection against the convulsive effect of pentylenetetrazol.